.site-branding p.site-description { } Now I am removing the popcorn ceiling in my house with the same result except for one room where the popcorn ceiling had been painted we didn't even have to sand. However, a knockdown ceiling is ideal if you prefer a textured finish, as they can conceal any imperfections or damage much better than a smooth finish. NEW They then coat with two coats of "mud" , sand each one, and then add two coats of paint. No offence to all the designers here, but in my experience, it's all about how a room looks, not how practical or liveable it is. Textures and patterns look pretty attractive up there, but still, many people prefer Smooth Ceiling Texture as it is minimal looking but give constant & finished look. Conversely, if the ceiling has many divots and uneven sections than applying a textured knockdown would be faster because it would hide these imperfections that add to the labor of skimming coat them. It will not be yummy. Here are a few of the various types of textured paint that is offered in the market. float: none; Smooth Ceiling Texture. We have a very subtle skim pattern...almost imperceptible, and quite frankly I don't even notice...even with standard condo 8 foot ceilings. I don’t have to tell you how important that is for allergy sufferers (ahhh- choo! .above-navigation p{ .footer-contact-us.col-3 .block { At Jason Lopiccolo Drywall & Spray Textures, LLC, we say that “nothing dates a home more than having a popcorn ceiling.” Although some homeowners prefer the popcorn look, many are looking to rejuvenate and modernize the aesthetic of their home with a smooth finish or knockdown ceiling. Smooth Textured Paint A knockdown will not hide the flaws much better than a smooth finish in the situation you describe. Knockdown knives are available in 18- and 22-in. This is a "Virden" light fixture; check out this old catalog: Melsdeal We had our stippled ceilings removed before we moved into our condo. The ceiling has a popcorn texture that we're wanting to remove to update the home. If your p… As the compound partially dries, it drips a bit, creating “stalactites.” These stalactites are then scraped away, leaving a stuccoed texture. it will just depend on the style of your house and how much money you are willing to invest in what aspect of the renovation. font-size: 26px; gtag('config', 'AW-650993422'); .footer-contact-us.col-3 .block { STYLES font-weight: bold; } So what is the call.. flat or matte paint? } He told you that because most finishers only want todo orange peal of knock down because it hides crappy work and like 2-5 dollars a board cheaper. Rehder Construction, Inc.- I realize it is the easiest, most inexpensive option. } max-width: 414px; Knockdown vs flat ceiling? When it comes to selecting the ideal ceiling finish, it all comes down to personal taste. display: none When asbestos fibers can easily be made into airborne dust, the material is known as friable. text-transform: uppercase; color: #5b3e19; SO happy I did! Found them on Etsy (let me know if you want the name of the vendor I prefer). @media only screen and (min-width:900px) { Ask for a sample board of the different patterns of knockdown...seriously, I don't think you will find it offensive at all. } .main-navigation ul.menu a:active, .main-navigation ul.menu a:focus, .main-navigation ul.menu a:hover, .main-navigation ul.menu li:hover > a, .main-navigtaion ul.nav-menu li:hover > a, .main-navigation ul.nav-menu a:active, .main-navigation ul.nav-menu a:focus, .main-navigation ul.nav-menu a:hover, .main-navigation ul.menu > li.current-menu-item > a, .main-navigation ul.nav-menu > li.current-menu-item > a, .main-navigation ul.menu > li:hover > a, .main-navigation ul.nav-menu > li:hover > a, .site-header-cart:hover > li > a, a.cart-contents:hover, .site-header-cart:hover > li > a, ul.menu li.current-menu-item > a { Knockdown texture starts by spraying the ceiling with a watered-down compound. If you plan to leave them different permanently, though, I would probably not suggest doing that. The advice they are giving you is wrong, and you will be almost as unhappy with a textured ceiling as a popcorn one (nothing is actually worse than popcorn) for exactly the same reasons. } I read somewhere, possibly even here on Houzz, that the popcorn ceilings were done for more than just easy, cheap installation; they are also known as acoustic ceilings as they deaden sound. Once it's somewhat dry, a knockdown tool similar to a squeegee is used to flatten and smooth the plaster so that it's uniform. Is that what I might refer to as a t-bar ceiling? If you’re selling you’re home a smooth finish is preferred by many buyers, as noted in home improvement articles because buyers typically want a “blank canvas.” However, if you’re opposed to the texture look after spending years looking at your popcorn ceiling, then a smooth ceiling will be perfect. Technique .above-navigation { I guess I will have to pay extra to a company willing to put in the extra time it takes. My house was built in 1938 and I hunted hard for reasonably priced, restored ones from that period. .main-navigation ul.menu li.current_page_item > a, .main-navigation ul.menu li.current-menu-item > a, .main-navigation ul.menu li.current_page_ancestor > a, .main-navigation ul.menu li.current-menu-ancestor > a, .main-navigation ul.nav-menu li.current_page_item > a, .main-navigation ul.nav-menu li.current-menu-item > a, .main-navigation ul.nav-menu li.current_page_ancestor > a, .main-navigation ul.nav-menu li.current-menu-ancestor > a { And for several years I truly believed that I would have to live with mock-cellulite walls. .main-navigation, .secondary-navigation { /*------------------------------------ color: #C9A576 !important; I gather that what you are talking about is a hand-troweled finish. If what you have on the walls is actually orange peel, I don't think it would be bad to do the hand-troweled finish on the ceilings and leave orange peel on the walls for a short term, if the long-term solution is to do the walls too. If you want to have a complete finish, which will lift and enhance the visual appeal of your room, I recommend looking at your local knockdown ceiling contractor. I find it very cool that you have exactly the same light fixture! margin-bottom: 10px; font-family: 'Julius Sans One', sans-serif; People are stunned when they find out it's not original to the house. display: none; It was not worth getting one built without it since it would take 9 months. font-family: Karla, sans-serif; Learn more. The only difference is how the original texture was applied: by spray, stomping or some other technique. border-bottom: 0px solid rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.1) !important; color: #000000; What do they mean by "knock down"? I don't have wall texture that I would need to match, thank goodness because I do not like wall texture at all! } First, orange peel isn't the same thing as knock-down texture. Whereas, if you have a small room and you want to make it seem visually bigger, lighter colors or white are better options. } margin-top: -67px; I like a smooth ceilings over the knockdown style. It should not be that expensive for one room (around a thousand at most I would guess), I heard that some million dollar homes are bringing BACKpopcorn, in some cases even the glitter! /*------------------------------------ MISC. } I don't know what level 5 flat means but I will google it! Undoubtedly, it all comes down to personal choice. (max-width: 480px) 5% preferred knockdown/orange peel texture ceilings. 3. knock down on the ceiling is no problem I don't see it becoming the popcorn of tomorrow. body, p, ul, .footer-contact-us-detail-box p a, .footer-contact-us-detail-box p, span.pp-button-text { Popcorn ceilings were highly popular before the 1970s because of its bright appearance, acoustic characteristics, and ability to hide flaws. Since a ceiling texture can help hide imperfections, a smooth finish requires a lot more work. margin-left: 5px; .widget_nav_menu ul li:before, I'd do plaster before I went 5. Re: Ceilings.....smooth or knock-down It depends. One wonders whether they are hoping to come back again in three or four years to refinish the knock down texture to a flat ceiling, once you realize that is what you really should have had in the first place. .hsocial i { http://www.emiginteriorsystems.com/images/knock_down.jpg This answer is based on the assumption that you actually have orange peel. Good luck. (Florida). } float: right; I have had Knockdown on ceilings and walls. Source: demandstudios.com. Next, tape plastic to all the walls. width: 50% }. color: #5b3e19; Aug 12, 2019 - Explore William's board "Knockdown texture walls" on Pinterest. Painted you may have to spray twice in some areas but the popcorn falls off in large pieces. share. /*------------------------------------ color: #000000; It doesn’t collect dust, cobwebs, or randomly fall on your head if you hit it. ;-). background: #fff; Are you by any chance in California? font-size: 15px; } By continuing to browse this site or use this app, I agree the Houzz group may use cookies and similar technologies to improve its products and services, serve me relevant content and to personalise my experience. } font-size: 19px; background: #C9A576; However, if you’re renovating your home to sell, you may want to consider a smooth finish, since knockdown textures are an acquired taste. display: none; Is this this true??? /*---- Mobile Icon Remove Fix ----*/ h1,h2,h3,h4,h5,h6, .footer-contact-us-detail-box h5, span.fl-button-text { Now everyone is going with open concept design, high flat ceilings, and no carpeting, and wondering why they can hear every sound anywhere in their homes. padding: 5px 6px; text-align: center; TOTALLY prefer it to flat--the dimension and character it gives to the ceiling are lovely! california.. rough whatever you want to call it. *Please do not attempt to eat any of said falling popcorn. With knock-down, the texture is sprayed more heavily and then the tips are all flattened with a trowel, which results in a look that has some flat areas and some dimpled texture, like this example. } .pharmacy-primary-navigation, .pharmacy-secondary-navigation { Marihoula, yes. They have no visible seams, which is also something to consider.